These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
John 15:11 (KJV)
As we put our trust in Jesus, let us remember that His desire for us is that we are filled with His joy. There should be great joy in our walk with the Lord, for no matter what we face in the area of circumstances and conditions, we are joined to Him who has overcome the world. And as we abide in Him, we get to partake in that overcoming! So today, let us give thanks that there is a joy ever available to us that is not of this world. As we open ourselves to this joy through abiding in His Word and letting His Word abide in us, we will soon discover that, as Scripture says in another place, the joy of the Lord is our strength.